Annual Conference Keynote presentations

2021

Research Trends in Modular Multilevel Cascade Converters – Professor Hirofumi Akagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Driving the Electric Revolution – A Collaborative Future for Growth – Professor Will Drury, UK Research & Innovation

EPSRC Tranche 2 Project – Switch OptimisationProfessor Peter Gammon, University of Nottingham

EPSRC Tranche 2 Project – Reliability Condition Monitoring and Health ManagementProfessor Layi Alatise, University of Warwick

Challenges and solutions of running a national electricity system with a high penetration of inverter-interfaced resourceProfessor Tim Green, Imperial College London

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Opportunities for Early Career Engineers – Maisie England, EPSRC

The impact of fast-switching converters on machine insulation and reliability –  Professor Jiabin Wang, University of Sheffield

EPSRC Tranche 2 Project – Virtual Prototyping – Dr Paul Evans, University of Nottingham

Tranche 2 EPSRC Project – Converter Architectures –  Professor Xibo Yuan, University of Bristol

The Opportunity for SiC in the UK Supply Chain –  Mr Simon Price, CEO Exawatt

2019

Advanced 3 Φ SiC GaN PWM Inverter & Rectifier SystemsProfessor J.W. Kola, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Power Electronic Systems Laboratory

Gate Drive and Protection for SiC DevicesDr Leon M. Tolbert, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

High Performance Control of Power Electronic Converters and SystemsAssociate Professor Galina Mirzaeva, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Power Electronics – Quo VadisProfessor Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University

Innovative Low Cost Sub Fractional HP BLDC Claw Pole Machine Design for Fan Applications – Prof. Dr. Ing. Annette Muetze, Electric Drives and Machines Institute , TU Graz

High Power Density and High Voltage: New Frontiers of Power Electronics Enabled by WBG Power DevicesProfessor Alex Q. Huang, The University of Texas at Austin

2018

The application of SiC on vehicles and its futureDr. Kimimori Hamada, Project General Manager EHV Electronics Design Div. Toyota Motor Corporation

Medium Voltage SiC Power MOSFET Packaging: An International CollaborationAssistant Professor Christina DiMarino, Virginia Tech Center for Power Electronics Systems

Compound Semiconductor ApplicationsDr Ingo Lüdtke, Head of Power Electronics, Catapult

Overview of Centre for Power Electronics: Tranche 2 TopicsDr Paul Evans, University of Nottingham

Multi timescale dynamic issues of power electronised power systems and multi scale magnitude phase dynamic theory – Professor Xiaoming Yuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

DC Distribution Grids and Interoperability with Emobility Power Electronics – a Key Enabling TechnologyProfessor Rik W. De Doncker, Director Forschungscampus FEN, Director ISEA & E.ON ERC, PGS, RWTH Aachen University

UK and China Joint R&D Wide Band Gap Semiconductors: UK operating in global marketDr Yangang Wang, Dynex